Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

Cincinnati’s premier cooking class space!

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes and a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, cooking classes in the kitchen offer space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices. More information on these community classes can be found here.

For cooking class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational and cooking classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.

TEACHING KITCHEN COOKING CLASSES

SOLD OUT–Fall Salads

11:30 am-1 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Early fall is bursting with a variety of produce and energy, but many times we get stuck making the same salads, regardless of the season. Stop by the Teaching Kitchen for a multitude of demos by Chef Stephanie over an hour and a half (stay for as long or as little as you’d like!). You will get plenty of ideas, recipes, and (most importantly) lunch filled with fall salads hearty enough to withstand the changing temperatures.

SOLD OUT–Fermentation Basics

11 am-1 pm, Wednesday, October 24

This class will cover the foundations of fermentation practices to get you more

comfortable both using fermented products and fermenting at home. You will even leave the class with a kombucha scoby so you can get the ball rolling at home right away. Chef Stephanie will go through how to use fermented products beyond yogurt at home to create interesting, healthy dishes.

Items include:

  • Ginger Beer
  • Kombucha
  • Kimchi / Sauerkraut
  • Miso Tempeh Stirfry with Soba Noodles

Early Registration: $65

After October 10th: $75

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Brews and Boos: Pumpkin Carving

6:30-9 pm, Thursday, October 25

Join the Turner Farm team for Brews & Boos, an evening of food, brews, and pumpkin carving, just in time for Halloween. Our kitchen crew will whip up a witch’s brew of spiced (hard) cider and spooky treats to satiate any ghoulish hunger—just no zombies! Chef Stephanie will walk you through essential tips and tricks, including stenciling and scraping, to carve your own unique jack-o-lantern to bring home.

Ages 21+

Cost: $80

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SOLD OUT–Holiday Breads

10 am-2 pm, Thursday, November 1

With the holidays fast approaching, now’s the time to learn, or just brush up on, creating irresistible holiday breads from start to finish. Join Chef Stephanie for a half-day workshop, walking you through the crucial steps of bread baking while creating a few breads from scratch for you to take home. Breads will include sweet potato biscuits and chocolate star bread. The class will also include lunch. Act fast as there are few spots available!

Early Registration: $80

After October 19: $90

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Muddlers & Mixers

6:30-8:30 pm, Friday, November 2

Muddlers & Mixers is back in action! Farmer and Mixologist Joshua Jones will be teaching you three new seasonal cocktails that you’ll be sure to make time and again. Don’t forget to bring an appetite as Chef Stephanie will be providing an assortment of farm-fresh food!

Ages 21+

Early Registration (until October 19): $50

After October 19: $60

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Pre-Teen Cooking Class: Knife Skills

4:30-6:15 pm, Tuesday, November 6

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime. The first class will be focusing on knife skills; which are essential for any age, but especially important to instill at a young age to encourage proper kitchen safety and develop long term life skills. The class will practice chopping, slicing, and dicing to create a few snacks. Act fast as there are only a few spots to maximize hands-on time!

Ages 8-12 years old.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $60

After October 30th: $70

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Meal Planning & Preparing: Healthy Thanksgiving Edition

6:30-8 pm, Wednesday, November 7

Join Chef Stephanie for an hour and a half lecture on crucial steps that need to be taken to create a stress-free, or at least minimally stressful cooking, Thanksgiving meal. All participants will be able to try a multitude of dishes perfect for an Autumn feast (and leave with a recipe packet filled with healthy, easy recipes, tips and tricks on planning/preparing for Thanksgiving). Chef will cover how to create an efficient timeline for preparing a large meal for any number of guests, techniques in time and task management within the kitchen, building a colorful, seasonal menu, as well as how to handle leftovers–if there are any!

Early Registration: $40

After October 31st: $50

 

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Pre-Teen Cooking Class: Breakfast Cookery

4:30-6:15 pm, Tuesday, November 13

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime. This week’s class will focus on an essential skill for anyone –breakfast cookery! From omelets to fluffy pancakes and smoothies to boot, there’s no age restriction on making food from scratch. Act fast as there are only a few spots to maximize hands-on time.

Ages 8-12 years old.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $60

After November 5: $70

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Pairing Wine and Food Workshop

6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 14

Pairing wine with food can be complicated, but there are guiding principles that can help you navigate through any sense of trepidation. This class is meant for those already comfortable with wine on a basic level, but want to step up their game. This class will include a sampling of various wines (and styles), each paired with a delicious dish.

Early Registration: $70

After November 7th: $80

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Pie Making Workshop

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, November 15

Pies are great year-round, but November is usually a pivotal time when people dust off their pie tin and get rolling. Join the Teaching Kitchen team for a workshop covering how to make flaky pie crusts and irresistible pie fillings, along with tips for making pies in advance and ideas for elevating crusts and fillings. All participants will make their own mini pie during the class, as well as extra pie crust and filling to take home to make more! Act fast as there are few spots available for maximum hands-on time!

Early Registration: $80

After November 7: $90

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SOLD OUT–Parent & (Pre)Teen Class: Manicotti 

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 27

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens and teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime, but this class is a little more focused on bringing together parents and kids through cooking, creating lasting memories. This week’s class will focus on working together (parent & child) to build your own manicotti, including making ricotta and crepes from scratch. Chef will also cover how to make these in bulk and freeze extras for dinner in a snap. The hands-on class will be limited in size so act fast!

All adults must be accompanied by a child, or teen (ages 8-17), and all children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Please notify us if you, or your child, has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Tantalizing Tidbits: The How-To’s of Easy, Irresistible Appetizers 

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, November 29

Many of us have been invited to a party, or get-together, and asked to bring an appetizer…then either forgot all about it until the day of, or got stuck on what to make for so long, that you just bring a pre-made platter from the grocery store. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening filled with learning about (and cooking) easy, elegant appetizers that will wow anyone. Chef will also cover how to keep your freezer stocked with a few appetizer staples that can be served in a pinch. Students will also learn how to build stylish cheese platters and enjoy everything made during the class with wine for of age participants.

Early Registration: $65

After November 20: $75

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Holiday Gifts

11 am-1 pm, Tuesday, December 4

2-3 pm, Tuesday, December 4

Morning and Afternoon Sessions Available!

Kick back, relax, and watch Chef Stephanie show you how to build and design an assortment of food-based gifts to inspire you to put on an apron and give your loved ones a heartfelt, from scratch, present. This class will include culinary demonstrations from Chef Stephanie with a plethora of decorating ideas and an assortment of recipes for each participant to take home. Each guest will also be able to take home one gift already made and packaged for you!

Early Registration: $25

After November 26: $30

Morning Session

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Healthy Holiday Desserts

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, December 11

Winter holidays always bring an abundance of sweets and treats, but learning to make delicious desserts from scratch allows you to control what ingredients actually make the cut. Join the Teaching Kitchen team in a hands-on class focused on showing you how to build better desserts that don’t fall short. This class will be extremely hands-on and participants will be able to bring home items created during the class. Lunch will also be provided.

Early Registration: $80

After December 3 : $90

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